Apr 7 2014
Thus validating the reason that PM David Cameron has ordered an investigation of the group, Muslim Brotherhood, which calls itself peaceful, but has been designated a terrorist group by Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and the UAE in recent weeks.
Militant Islam Monitor In a not so veiled threat, the radical Islamist group’s leader in UK says measures against the Brotherhood by the UK government could trigger terrorist attacks. The Muslim Brotherhood’s most senior leader in the UK has threatened that a ban on the Islamist group in the UK could trigger terrorist attacks.
Ibrahim Mounir claimed that a British government probe into the Brotherhood’s activities in the country was the result of pressure from Saudi Arabia – which has itself banned the group as part of a power struggle between rival Muslim regional power and chief Brotherhood sponsor Qatar.
In an interview with The Times, Mounir claimed that by banning the Muslim Brotherhood, the government would cause Muslims to turn to more violent means. “If this [ban] happened, this would make a lot of people in Muslim communities think that [peaceful] Muslim Brotherhood values… didn’t work and now they are designated a terrorist group, which would make the doors open for all options,” he said. (As if everyone in the Muslim community doesn’t already know this)
When asked if he was referring specifically to the use of violence, he replied: “Any possibility.”
“This would make more problems than we ever expect, not just for Britain, for all Islamic organizations round the world holding peaceful ideologies (What Islamic organizations holding peaceful ideologies?) . If the UK makes this option, you can’t predict [what would happen] with Muslims around the globe, especially the big Muslim organizations close to the Muslim Brotherhood and sharing its ideology.” (Let the riots begin…AGAIN!)
The British government acted following reports that Brotherhood leaders had met in London last year to decide their response to the Egypt crisis, after Muslim Brotherhood president Mohammed Morsi was ousted by the military, The Times originally reported. They gathered in a flat above an Islamic charity office in the drab northwest London suburb of Cricklewood, the report said.
The paper quoted officials as saying it was “possible but unlikely” that the investigation would lead to a ban, with some in the Foreign Office reportedly believing it would only serve to radicalize and drive members underground. Mounir denied that the Brotherhood had formed a government-in-exile following Morsi’s ouster, but he admitted that its deputy, Gomaa Amin, was currently based in London.